Currently, youth engagement at the post-secondary level is minimal in disaster and emergency medicine knowledge development. Many graduate programs often require or prefer individuals to be working professionals in the field of humanitarian health care when they apply. To address the gap in learning for post-secondary students, the WADEM Student and Young Professional Special Interest Group (SYP-SIG) strives to provide an open platform, resources, informational webinars, and workshops for individuals who are interested in or looking to begin a career in disaster and emergency medicine.
With the goal of bringing together students and young professionals of all nationalities and future health care professionals, the SYP-SIG has created a Facebook page to help entice new members to join.
Please reach out to us for further information on joining the SIG or creating one at your institution – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vision: The vision of SYP-SIG is to bring together interested students and young professionals from around the world to strengthen their knowledge and skillset in disaster and emergency medicine and foster SYP-SIG chapters at institutions with resources and support for capacity building and greater youth engagement.
Objectives: The objectives of the SYP-SIG are to: